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visitors with new technologies to palenque. the british photographer alfred maudslay arrived in palenque in 1890 and took some of the earliest surviving pictures of the ruins. the photographs and reports of explorers la gdwaudsy and his a diline maya studies. one of the first breakthroughs in understanding the ancient maya was the decoding of their calendar and complex records of planetary movements and eclipses. well, the maya calendar is one of the most complicated aspects about maya civilization. there actually are several kinds of calendars. there are ones that are a cycle of 260 days, there's a cycle of 365 days, which is like a year. and then there is this grand calendar of infinite time-- it's a linear system. we see that the calendar is a reflection of their cosmology. it's the world order, very much like any calendar system. it's anchored in the stars. it's anchored in the planets. but for the maya it's beyond that. it's really a reflection of the way they structured the order of the universe. (narrator) a new vision of the maya began to emerge. (david stuart) scholars got from
. simultaneously with this were new technologies in printing, using photomechanical processes, which allowed journals to be printed very cheaply, about one-tenth the cost as before. and so with the combination of no censorship and cheap journals, with artists and writers working together, you had a new journalistic club that was there to go after the bourgeoisie, and toulouse-lautrec became a part of that. (narrator) lautrec's apprenticeship as a painter began in montmartre at the studio of fernand cormon. cormon encouraged his students to have fun. lautrec's playfulness is recorded in photos-- he enjoyed dressing up in exotic costumes and exploring the possibilities of trick photography, which was popular in the late 19th century. but his interest lay in what one writer called "the search for the present moment." like the impressionists, he was a naturalist, but he peered beyond the surface-- in search of his subjects' inner life. in 1887, he sold this painting to the art dealer theo van gogh, vincent's brother. the two artists were friends-- lautrec sketched vincent's portrait-- and van go
) the late 19th century brought new visitors with new technologies to palenque. the british photographer alfred maudslay arrived in palenque in 1890 and took some of the earliest surviving pictures of the ruins. the photographs and reports of explorers la gdwaudslay and his a w diline maya studies. one of the first breakthroughs in understanding the ancient maya was the decoding of their calendar and complex records of planetary movements and eclipses. well, the maya calendar is one of the most complicated aspects about maya civilization. there actually are several kinds of calendars. there are ones that are a cycle of 260 days, there's a cycle of 365 days, which is like a year. and then there is this grand calendar of infinite time-- it's a linear system. we see that the calendar is a reflection of their cosmology. it's the world order, very much like any calendar system. it's anchored in the stars. it's anchored in the planets. but for the maya it's beyond that. it's really a reflection of the way they structured the order of the universe. (narrator) a new vision of the maya began to e
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